### Dr. Sudoku Prescribes #28 – Consecutive Sudoku

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Theme: Boxes upon boxes.

Rules: Standard Consecutive Sudoku rules.

Answer String: Enter the 7th row from left-to-right, followed by a comma, followed by the 9th column from top-to-bottom.

Time Standard: Consecutive Sudoku Master = 4:00, Expert = 12:00, Novice = 40:00

• Jack Bross says:

About 6:30. I found this one just a steady solve, and felt a little disappointed that there didn’t seem to be big breakthrough deductions or aha moments in a Friday puzzle.

• Para says:

This is only the thursday puzzle. I’m guessing the third in the series will have that aha moment.

• Tom Collyer says:

I have to say I feel a little bad here. I had enough of the puzzle solved to get the answer codes out, without even touching the thematic upper-left 3×3 box. I can only presume that I found a completely separate solving path, which is perhaps testament to how strong the (non) consecutive constraint really is…

• drsudoku says:

Maybe I should have chosen two rows instead. Towards the end I think you can focus on several places. And the NC constraint is always powerful if you run into it.

• Ravi says:

Steady flow for me, only the bottom left box required deduction. The Row A and Column B were revealed even before I could complete 4 3X3 boxes.
~13:00

• skynet says:

15:15 s
wasted a lot of time fixing the 8 in the 9th box at the start of the puzzle ..i think when i fixed the 8 and saw the timer it was already 8 mins! ..Once i found that it was a bit easier..But a tough puzzle nevertheless…
Difficulty level on a scale of 10 – close to 8
Fun level on a scale of 10 – 10!